Council Appointee Johnathan Medlock Seated for First Council Session
Prince George’s County Council Member Johnathan M. Medlock (D-District 6) was sworn into office today, Monday, May 9, 2022, to fill the District 6 Council seat vacated by the incumbent on April 15, 2022. The Council, sitting as the District Council, convened following the swearing-in ceremony, with Council Member Medlock participating in his first Council session.
Pursuant to the County Charter and County Code sections addressing Council vacancies, the Council unanimously voted on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, to appoint Council Member Medlock to serve the remaining seven (7) months of a Council term set to expire December 5, 2022, following the resignation of the incumbent on April 15, 2022.
In remarks to a contingency of supporters, Council Member Medlock reaffirmed his strong commitment to supporting District 6 residents and Prince George’s County.
“One of the things I want the District 6 community to know and understand, is that you have a representative for your district - and democracy only works if someone is working on democracy. Being in this position I have an opportunity now to serve not only the city of District Heights but all the surrounding areas with integrity, leadership, foresight, and commitment. I vow to work with the Council Members to make sure our County continues to move forward.”
Council Chair Calvin S. Hawkins, II, commending his colleagues on the execution of the Council’s appointment process, looks forward to serving with Council Member Medlock.
“Council Member Medlock has established a record of service to the people of Prince George’s County. As mayor, was a fierce advocate for District Heights and its residents, and I am assured that his commitment to serve will only intensify as the Council Member representing District 6. We look forward to his continued contributions in the months ahead as we move Prince George’s County forward.”
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, present for the swearing-in, addressed Council Member Medlock directly in her welcoming remarks, “It is so clear that your heart and energy are in public service and your experience has prepared you adequately to fill in this County Council seat for the remainder of this term. I congratulate you on your appointment and thank you for stepping up once again when Prince Georgians have needed you most.”
Council Member Medlock most recently served the City of District Heights as its Mayor, prior to his appointment to the Council’s District 6 seat. He also counts among previous elected and appointed positions serving as Board Member, Prince George’s County Revenue Authority; Vice-Chair, Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission; Prince George’s County Behavioral Health Ambassador; President, Maryland Black Mayors Association president.; and Board Member, National League of Cities - the only representative from Maryland serving on the Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
Council Member Medlock is the proud father of two sons and lives in the City of District Heights.
District 6 constituent areas include the communities of District Heights, Forestville, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville, and the unincorporated areas of Bowie, Capitol Heights, and Upper Marlboro.